Each month, the LITA bloggers will share selected library tech links, resources, and ideas that resonated with us. Enjoy – and don’t hesitate to tell us what piqued your interest recently in the comments section! Brianna M. Here are some of the things that caught my eye this month, mostly related to digital scholarship. Yasmeen […]
Editor’s Note: This is part one of a two-part guest post on survey use in libraries by Celia Emmelhainz. Surveys are everywhere. You go to a government website, a vendor’s blog, an organization’s page, or step into a building: “We just want a few minutes of your time.” A scattering of survey requests linger in […]
Editor’s Note: This is part two of a two-part guest post on survey use in libraries by Celia Emmelhainz. Learning the Craft of Surveys Learn the craft. Survey-building is a craft, so study up on survey design. Luckily for you, there’s a free Coursera course on Questionnaire Design that started on June 1, 2015. I can […]
Tell us about your library job. What do you love most about it? I am an Undergraduate Experience Librarian at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Richard J. Daley Library where I focus on how the library can support the academic success of our undergraduates. It’s hard to pick a single thing I love about […]
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Justin M. White. A post by the net librarian was making the rounds on Tumblr a while back and caught my eye. It was short, so I’ll quote most of it here: As a public librarian, a lot of my job is writing. Copy for websites, computer […]
In this series, inspired by the New York Times’ Sunday Routines, we gain a glimpse into the lives of the people behind LITA. This post focuses on Aimee Fifarek, who was recently elected Vice-President/President-Elect. Aimee is the Customer Service, Technology and Digital Initiatives Deputy Director for Phoenix Public Library in Arizona. She made the move […]
We are very excited to welcome nine new regular writers to the LITA blog! Learn more about the LITA blog writers here.
In this series, inspired by the New York Times’ Sunday Routines, we gain a glimpse into the lives of the people behind LITA. This post focuses on Susan Sharpless Smith, who was recently elected 2015-2018 Director-at-Large. Susan Sharpless Smith is an Associate Dean at Wake Forest University’s Z. Smith Reynolds Library. She’s been in that […]
The LITA blog is seeking regular contributors interested in writing easily digestible, thought-provoking blog posts that are fun to read (and hopefully to write!). The blog showcases innovative ideas and projects happening in the library technology world, so there is a lot of room for contributor creativity. Possible post formats could include interviews, how-tos, hacks, […]
Given the overwhelming response to Bryan’s post, “What is a Librarian?” and Michael’s follow up post, “Librarians: We Open Access,” a few more of the LITA bloggers thought we’d weigh in on our roles and how they fit within the profession. We hope you’ll share your story in the comments!